Tag Archives: Cordillera Blanca

Punta Olympica triple pass medley (or, losing count of switchbacks in the Andes).

I’m back from a hearty three and a half day, triple pass medley – via Punta Olympica (4890m), Pupash (4050m) and Portachuelo de Llanganuco (4676m).

Heading south? If there’s one biking detour to do in the Cordillera Blanca, then this …

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Bike 'n Hike, not Hike 'n Bike; Peru

Set to a saw-toothed mountain backdrop in the Ancash region of Peru, sprawling Huaraz makes a good base for exploring the southern reaches of the Cordillera Blanca. Scruffy and noisy, it’s not without its charm; in some ways it reminds …

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